Protecting housing for Texans requires policies that allow rental property owners to maintain their operations and preserve housing availability for Texas renters.
The priority during the 2021 Texas legislative session and beyond must be for industry, policymakers, non-profit organizations and more to support policies that help people remain in their homes while preserving rental housing availability.
TAA supports policies that recognize the roles of both renters and property owners to preserve rental housing availability for all Texans.
The Texas Apartment Association and our members have been working at the local, state and federal levels to advocate for renters impacted by the pandemic.
From the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, rental property owners have reacted quickly to help residents in need in countless ways.
From providing direct rental assistance and waiving fees to raising funds for renters and organizing food drives, rental property owners have stepped up to help their fellow Texans across the state.
Housing stability matters for all Texans
The Texas Apartment Association supports policies that recognize the roles of both renters and property owners to preserve rental housing availability in Texas. By partnering together, we can rise to the challenges posed by this pandemic and protect #HousingForTexans now and into the future.
When rent isn’t paid on time, it impacts the ability of owners to meet their obligations. Rent goes toward paying office and maintenance staff, groundskeepers, housekeepers, exterminators, landscapers and other service providers who make apartment homes livable; it also goes toward local taxes that support education and vital community services.
TAA members have worked in countless ways to assist residents, including offering payment plans and waiving fees; some members have even provided direct rental assistance to their residents. These programs not only ensure renters remain housed but they also help alleviate the potential financial burdens associated with accumulating past due rent.